Marouane Fellaini was deemed surplus to requirements by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United (Picture: Getty) Marouane Fellaini believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has created a problem of his own making by relying too heavily on young players who are more interested in cultivating their image on social media than helping restore the fortunes of Manchester United.
After a difficult start to his United career, Fellaini emerged as one of Jose Mourinho’s most trusted foot soldiers before he was quickly deemed surplus to requirements by Solskjaer following his appointment last December.
Fellaini signed for Shandong Luneng in the Chinese Super League in January and became the first of several experienced stars to be shipped out, with the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez following suit this summer.
In his absence, United missed out on Champions League qualification last season and have made a dismal start to the current campaign which has left Solskjaer clinging to his job.
Kai Havertz will consider a departure from Bayer Leverkusen (Picture: Getty) Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz has admitted he’ll speak to Germany coach Joachim Low about a move away from the club.
The 20-year-old has been a regular for Leverkusen since he was 17 but last season was a breakthrough campaign for the midfielder as he bagged 20 goals in 42 appearances.
Havertz already has six Germany caps to his name and scored his maiden goal for his country in their 2-2 draw with Argentina earlier this week.
Such form has naturally seen him linked with a move to the Premier League and compatriot Jurgen Klopp is believed to be a huge fan of the midfielder.
Havertz bagged 20 goals from midfield last term (Picture: Getty) United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to strengthen his midfield following the departures of Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under increasing pressure following Man Utd’s disastrous start to the new season (Picture: Getty) Rio Ferdinand has pleaded with Ed Woodward to keep faith with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, despite Manchester United’s woeful start to the new season.
The Norwegian presided over a record breaking run of form after he was appointed as Jose Mourinho’s interim replacement 10 months ago and was handed the reigns on a permanent basis following the historic Champions League win over PSG in March.
United’s form collapsed thereafter, however, and despite investing close to £150million on new players in the summer there has been little improvement in terms of performances.
Defeat to Liverpool at Old Trafford after the international break could even force executive vice chairman Ed Woodward to sack the club legend, but Ferdinand insists United must show patience.
‘There’s no way the club would have thought this would be rosy straight away, they’re not naive enough to think that..